Free and open to the public, refreshments served. With roots that stretch back before the written word, stories form the spine of the human experience as they entertain, educate and inform our experience of who we are and what we mean.
Presentation topics will include:
Storytelling: Memory, Identity, Narrative and the Quest for Meaning
The (De)evolution of the Hero: A Search for Meaning Within the Modern Context
Woody Guthrie: Stories in Song
"One Time, This Guy I Knew": Urban Legends as Markers for Social Norms-What Words are Needed for a Story?
Enraptured by Raptors: How One Woman's Story Inspired a Movement to Save an American Symbol, Personal narratives from Quang Van Tran and Jacquelyn Knapp
Emcees: Dr. Dan Hanson and Katie Davis
The Festival of Arts and Ideas is made possible through the generous support of the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma’s Endowment for Cultural Enrichment held at the USAO Foundation, Inc.